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Clubs

A World of Difference (AWOD)

Art Club

Buccaneer (School Newspaper)

BuildOn

Book Club

Chess Club

Computer Club

District Chamber Orchestra  

French National Honor Society 

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Game On

Grade-Level Clubs

GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance)

Homework Support

Italian National Honor Society

International Thespian Society

Key Club

Leo Club

Literary Magazine - Fragments

Math Honor Society

Math Team

MephAcapella

Mock Trial

Model U.N.

Music Honor Society

National Art Honor Society

National English Honor Society

National Honor Society

Operation Smile

Peer Tutors 

Robotics Club

Science Club

Skull & Bones

Spanish National Honor Society

Stage Crew (Skull & Bones)

Student Government

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

The Swashbucklers (Jazz Band)

We Mean Green 

Yearbook


Freshman Class

Sophomore Class

Junior Class

Senior Class

 

A World of Difference (AWOD)

Advisor: Ms. Parlagreco & Ms. Partap
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 200

AWOD seeks to help Mepham students recognize bias and the harm it inflicts on individuals and society, explore the value of diversity, improve intergroup relations, and combat racism, anti- Semitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry. Club activities include celebrating Matthew Shepard Day (during which students pledge to accept all people), Random Acts of Kindness, raising money for organizations such as LIGALY, ELITE food and culture events, Day of Silence, etc.

 

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Art Club

Advisor: Ms. Kalish
Day: Alternate Mondays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 122A

Mepham's Art Club welcomes all students who wish to serve and make the world a visually more attractive place by:

• Working with younger people and assisting them in the creative process at the Bellmore Street Fair and Merrick Fair.
• Figure drawing both after school and at Adelphi University (with a model).
• Developing their own interpretation based on a study of a culture, its symbols and applying their technology to our times.
• Celebrating different artists each month by setting up displays depicting the artist’s life, time, and work.
• Assisting in the presentation of the Celebration of the Arts.
• Helping create the graphics for the literary magazine, Fragments.

 

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Buccaneer (School Newspaper)

Advisor: Ms. Castellano
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:35 p.m.
Location: Room 236

 
Overview: The Buccaneer is the eyes and ears of Mepham as it reports the news as it happens. In addition to news, the paper prints interviews, reviews, editorials, letters, and opinions. The Buccaneer is always in need of writers, artists, photographers and lay-out experts.

Buccaneer Website

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BuildOn

Meeting Dates: Ms. Hayes
Meeting Times:TBA
Meeting Locations: TBA


Overview: BuildOn will fund raise money to help build schools in developing countries around the world. Yearly trips abroad for those interested in fundraising and traveling. Previous trips include Senegal and Nicaragua. “Help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy” with Mepham BuildOn!

 

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Book Club

Meeting Dates: Last Wednesday of Each Month
Meeting Times: 2:15 PM
Meeting Locations: Library

Book club meets monthly in the school library to discuss book selected by its members. Hard copy and/or eBooks are provided to students.

 

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Chess Club

The Chess Club meets weekly, after school, providing an opportunity for interested students to play chess.

 

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 Computer Club

Advisor: Ms. Stack
Day: Mondays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Library
 
Overview: The computer club meets regularly on Monday after school for recreation and exploration. Use of stimulation programs is emphasized, but students conduct projects of their own, such as coding and creating websites. In previous years, our club has explored the building of a computer and computer maintenance. We have also hosted gaming tournaments. Student interest dictates the direction of the club yearly.

 

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District Chamber Orchestra


Advisor: Ms. (Flynn) Schum
Day: TBA
Time: TBA
Location:TBA

 

District Chamber Orchestra is a string ensemble of highly motivated orchestra students from Calhoun and Mepham, performing a varied repertoire of fun and challenging music. No audition is required, but players must be able to learn music quickly and independently.

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French National Honor Society

 

Advisor: Ms. Hayes
Day: Last Monday of the Month
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 237 (Eff. Oct)
 
The World Languages honor societies recognize students that demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the study of a World Language and show a genuine interest in the culture and people of the target language.

 

 

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Advisor: Ms. Frend
Day: Wednesdays 
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: East Cafe
 
Overview: FBLA is a club for students interested in pursuing a career in the business world.

 

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Game On

 

Advisor: Dr. Ruscio & Ms. Landry
Day: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Time: 2:20PM
Location: Room 210

 

Game On is a social club that incorporates fun activities such as video game parties, crafts, meet- ups at school events such as Battle of the Classes and sporting events, special holiday events and after-school field trips. In addition to having fun, Game On also participates in service activities within the school community. Overall, this is a great club for those who want to be involved in school activities and meet new people.

 

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Grade-Level Clubs

 

Each of the four classes meets on a regular basis to plan events and discuss issues pertinent to its grade. In addition to organizing those activities special to its Class, they work together on Homecoming, the Talent Show and Battle of the Classes. These events encourage cooperation among the classes and help develop friendships.

 

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GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance)

 

Advisor: Ms. Dimitriou
Day: Alternating Wednesdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 120 (Eff. 9/22/21)

 

GSA is open to all grades that unites LGBTQ+ and allied students to build community and organize around issues impacting our school and community

 

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Homework Support

 

The Mepham H.W. Support Club is one of the largest clubs at Mepham. Our goal is simple; to help you to achieve your academic goals and to complete your H.W. and projects. We offer faculty support from our H.W. Club teachers as well as from our library assistant. We also offer peer tutoring from our volunteer A.P. students, organizational help, access to basic supplies, computers, printers, a scanner, graphing calculators, textbooks, etc. We will even help to communicate with your classroom teachers and counselors, and to organize extra-help as needed. Most importantly, we give you a place to complete much of your work in school.

 

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Italian National Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Montuori
Day: Every 2nd Wednesday of each Month
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Room 234
 
The World Languages honor societies recognize students that demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the study of a World Language and show a genuine interest in the culture and people of the target language.

 

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International Thespian Society

 

Advisor: Mr. Grosskreuz
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 203/205 

 

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is an honor society for high school theatre students. It is a division of the Educational Theatre Association. Thespian troupes serve students in grades 9-
12. A few famous ITS alumni include Tom Hanks, Val Kilmer, James Marsters, Julia Louis- Dreyfus, and Stephen Schwartz. Membership currently stands at approximately 139,000 student members across 5,000 schools. The one millionth Thespian was inducted in 1976 and the two millionth Thespian was inducted in 2009. As of 2019, there have been over 2.4 million Thespians inducted.

The International Thespian Society allows for the induction of high school and middle school students attending ITS affiliated schools, based on the quality and quantity of work in all realms of theatre. Points can be earned from participation in productions (either on stage or backstage), Thespian Festivals, seeing other theatre's productions, and holding an officer position in a Thespian troupe.

 

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Key Club

Advisor: Ms.Hanley
Day:1st and 3rd Thursdays of each Month
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 200

Overview:
Key Club is a fun and exciting way to meet people and help others throughout the community. It sponsors dinners and dances to raise money for various charities. It holds blood drives, food drives, and clothing drives. An annual district convention is attended in March. Joining Key Club will help you help others. 

For more information about Key Club check out this YouTube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/keyclubtv/featured

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 LEO Club

Advisor: Ms. Parlagreco & Ms. Partap
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 200 
 
Overview: The LEO Club (Leadership – Develop skills as a project organizer, time manager and team leader. Experience – Learn how teamwork, cooperation and collaboration can bring exciting changes to your community and the world. Opportunity – Make friends and feel the rewards of community service) is associated with the Bellmore Lions Club. Our motto is “We Serve.” LEO do all kinds of community service activities including food drives, Habitat for Humanity builds, visits to Bethany House, etc.

 

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Literary Magazine - Fragments

 

Advisor: Ms. Maresca
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:35 p.m.
Location: Room 230 

Overview: Fragments is Mepham’s literary magazine. It provides students with the opportunity to write and publish their original creative works. Members of Fragments encourage their fellow students to write. Club members examine their own work as well as writings submitted by others and then edit these materials for publication. The club hosts writing contests and poetry “slams” and an “Open Mic Night.”

 

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Math Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Quagliata
Day: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA


Overview:
 This is the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. It is an honor to be selected for membership in this organization which has over 1,500 chapters across the United States and in some foreign counties. The principle purpose of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society is to stimulate a deeper and more valuable interest in mathematics. The Mepham Mathematics Department feels the students should be willing to enhance their mathematical minds beyond the classroom as well and contribute to the school’s desire to promote mathematics.

 

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Math Team

Advisor: Mr. Schiralli 
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 343

Overview:
 Math Team explores higher level problem solving skills and National Math Competitions are held weekly.
 

 

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MephAcapella

 

Advisor: Ms. Dimitriou
Day: Thursdays
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Room 120 (Eff. 9/30.21)

 

MephAcapella is the select acapella ensemble. This is an audition-based group for 9th through 12th graders who are currently enrolled in a music class.

 

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Mock Trial

 

Advisor: Ms. Lessig
Day: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

 

Objective: To learn to debate and formulate arguments about topics both big and small. By the end of the year we will be debating and putting on trial some of the more controversial topics in American society today.

 

Mission/Goal: To participate in the American ideal of a Democratic Republic and debate factually based current (or historical) American social, economic, and political issues, in a mock trial setting.

 

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Model U.N.

 

Advisor: Ms. Bencosme
Day: Mondays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 225

 

The National High School Model United Nations is bringing a global perspective to future leaders. Model U.N. offers students a simulation of the diplomacy, problem solving, and the responsibilities of the United Nations. The students make up the various delegations of the U.N. and play the role of diplomats in the United Nations within the various committees. Through effective role-playing, Delegates must make an effort to solve international problems. This task, however, must be accomplished without violating the bounds of the member states’ national charger.

 

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 Music Honor Society

 

Advisor: Mr. Brandofino, Ms. Schum, Mr. Mitchell
Day: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA


The Tri-M Music Honor Society recognizes young music students for their efforts and accomplishments in music on the basis of musicianship, scholarship, character, cooperation, leadership, and service to their school and community.

 

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National Art Honor Society

 

The National Art Honor Society’s goal is to have dedicated and talented art students use their special talents and skills to benefit school and community. This society is open to juniors and seniors who are current art students.

 

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 National English Honor Society

Advisors: Ms. Stack & Ms. Castellano
Day: First Wednesday of the Month
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Library


Overview: The National English Honor Society (NEHS) was founded and is endorsed by Sigma Tau Delta, the only national organization exclusively for high school students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. Immediate benefits of affiliation include national recognition, scholarship eligibility, and opportunities for national networking with others who share enthusiasm for, and accomplishment in the language arts.

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National Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Thompson
Day: Alternating Mondays
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
 
The National Honor Society is the highest honor a student can achieve. Students are selected by their teachers and must qualify by the spring of their junior year.

 

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Operation Smile

 

Advisor: Ms. Kalish
Day: Alternating Mondays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 122A

 

Operation Smile is a student lead chapter of an international service-based organization focused on raising awareness of health in other countries. The club hosts many events and drives, as well as doing fundraising activities in order to help those in need; from making blankets to rallying donations, your participation will have a meaningful, direct impact on the lives of our patients and their families.

 

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 Peer Tutors

Advisor: Ms. O'Hagan/ Mr. Vogel
Day: As Needed
Time: As Needed
Location: 
 
Peer tutors are available to assist students during lunch periods.

 

Peer Tutor Referral Form


 

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Robotics Club

 

Advisor: Mrs. Nigro & Mr. Cooper
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room LL01

 

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Science Club

 

Advisor: Ms. Nigro & Mr. Cooper
Day: Mondays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room LL01
Overview: The Science Club seeks to attract those students with a more than casual interest in any branch of science. Research is encouraged and trips are arranged.
Activities: Several Science Club students constructed planters to be used in our greenhouse. Ms. Slattery, Mr. Graziano and Mr. Steckle assisted the students with the task.

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Skull & Bones

Advisor: Ms. Dimetriou & Ms. Siroff
Day: TBA
Time: TBA

Location: TBA

 

Skull and Bones performs and produces a fall play and a spring musical. Students are welcome to participate in all aspects of the production either on stage or behind. Students who are interested in acting, singing or dancing, as well as those interested in promotion and advertising should join Skull and Bones.

 

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Spanish National Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. O'Neill & Ms. Feldman
Day: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

The World Languages honor societies recognize students that demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the study of a World Language and show a genuine interest in the culture and people of the target language.

 

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Stage Crew (Skull & Bones)

 

The Stage Crew Club meets once a week and plans set designs for the Mepham High School fall drama production and spring musical. Students in stage crew create beautiful sets by constructing pieces, then painting and applying fabric and decorating. Ordering backdrops, assisting in wardrobe, working closely with the director and making props are also responsibilities. Students interested in lighting may join and learn how to work the lighting booth.

 

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 Student Government

 
Advisor: Ms. Geller
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 326

Overview:
Student Government is an organization that promotes active student involvement in school and in the community. Our organization provides students with an opportunity to foster school spirit, become involved in helping their fellow students and citizens, and to encourage a continuation of positive student-staff relations. Members participate in a myriad of activities ranging from volunteer services to social events such as Homecoming and Pep Rally. All students in grades 9- 12 are encouraged to get involved in this worthwhile activity.
 

 

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 Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

 

Advisor:  Ms. Frend
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 128A

 

Overview: Mepham’s S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing underage drinking, drunk driving, drug abuse and other destructive decisions. In addition to offering substance- free activities including show trips and Game Nights, its students actively participate in programs to raise awareness of the problems and impact of negative decisions. Activities include Grim Reaper Day, support of a tobacco cessation program, and an AIDS Memorial Ribbon fundraiser.

 

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"The Swashbucklers" (Jazz Band)

 

Advisor: Mr. Brandofino
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Location: Auditorium

 

The Swashbucklers is Mepham High School’s after school jazz band. Students meet in the afternoon and explore different genres of music including jazz, rock, Latin, funk and pop. In addition to other opportunities that may come up during the year, we perform at Mepham’s Winter and Spring Concerts.

 

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We Mean Green

 

We Mean Green is a group of students and teachers that are committed to raising awareness about environmental issues and to reducing environmental impact as individuals, and school community. We plan steps that can be taken to improve our environment, and to encourage responsible environmental behaviors.

 

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 Yearbook

Advisor: Ms. Rothschild
Day: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each Month
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Room 218

Overview:
The purpose of this club is to produce Mepham's annual yearbook – the Treasure Chest. It represents all students and faculty members, as well as all activities and events of the school. Students will be able to work on all class layouts, gaining valuable publishing and photography experience. All students are welcome to participate in this yearlong activity. 

 

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Freshman Class

Advisor: Ms. Casiraro & Ms. Rubinstein
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 118
 
Overview: The freshman class meets of a regular basis to plan events and discuss issues pertinent to the grade level. In addition to organizing activities special to its class, they work together on Homecoming, the Talent Show, and Battle of the Classes. These events encourage cooperation among the classes and help develop friendships.

 

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Sophomore Class

Advisor: Ms. Kratzer & Dr. Ruscio
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: TBA
 
Overview: The sophomore class meets of a regular basis to plan events and discuss issues pertinent to the grade level. In addition to organizing activities special to its class, they work together on Homecoming, the Talent Show, and Battle of the Classes. These events encourage cooperation among the classes and help develop friendships.

 

 

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Junior Class

Advisor: Ms. Montuori & Ms. Alciviades
Day: Fridays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 234

Overview:
The junior class meets of a regular basis to plan events and discuss issues pertinent to the grade level. In addition to organizing activities special to its class, they work together on Homecoming, the Talent Show, and Battle of the Classes. These events encourage cooperation among the classes and help develop friendships.

 

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Senior Class

Advisor: Ms. Malone & Ms. Wagner-O'Rourke
Day: Fridays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 234
 
Overview: The senior class meets of a regular basis to plan events and discuss issues pertinent to the grade level. In addition to organizing activities special to its class, they work together on Homecoming, the Talent Show, and Battle of the Classes. These events encourage cooperation among the classes and help develop friendships.

 

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